Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

6 Ices Houses Burn  



It was reported in the 14 Jun 1906 issue of the Culver Citizen as follows:


The six ices houses south of town burned with a loss of $35,000. On Tuesday sparks from the southbound 11:52 passenger train set the ices houses on fire. It was the largest fire up to that time. The fire department responded with fire buckets. Flaming brands were blown westward to houses nearby, some flying as far as the cemetery. These homes were saved by the fire department, Each of the ice houses was 140 by 40 feet and 30 feet high. Four of the houses were one half full of ice, about 6,000 tons. The houses had been erected about 15 years before. It will cost $25,000 to replace the ice houses.  





It was reported in the 14 Jun 1906 issue of the Culver Citizen as follows:


The six ices houses south of town burned with a loss of $35,000. On Tuesday sparks from the southbound 11:52 passenger train set the ices houses on fire. It was the largest fire up to that time. The fire department responded with fire buckets. Flaming brands were blown westward to houses nearby, some flying as far as the cemetery. These homes were saved by the fire department, Each of the ice houses was 140 by 40 feet and 30 feet high. Four of the houses were one half full of ice, about 6,000 tons. The houses had been erected about 15 years before. It will cost $25,000 to replace the ice houses.






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